I have been looking on this site since seeing my gp 2 weeks ago after he mentioned the words MS and been trying to pluck up the courage to post something as never done anything like this before, if there are spelling mistakes I apologise now for them or if I am rambling on, again I apologise.
dont know where to start, I have been experiencing strange feelings in my legs on and off for about 3 years now with some pins and needles in both my feet and hands these feelings didnt last for long at anyone time a day or two and put it down to the way i was sitting. Anyway about 6 weeks ago these feelings returned with a vengance, and not gone away at all, to the extent of some sleepless nights, but along with the dead legs and pins and needles I have some new symtoms which are uncontrolable juddering of my right leg this only last for a few seconds which causes my torso to shake too, plus spasms in my legs which i can only describe as cramps without the pain, some blurred vision, some concentration issues, walking as though i have had a drink, feet always cold, and I have dropped a few things too. Anyway I went to see my gp 2 weeks ago and he referred me to see nuero. I phoned to book an appointment which was for 16th April then last monday I received a phone call from the hospital and asked me if I could go and see him on 25th Feb which made me panic a bit. As I walked in my legs were giving way then when i got into the room my right leg did its juddering (the only way i can describe the way it feels is my leg is having a fit). He looked at my medical records I had an occassion 5 years ago where I went extremely weak on my right side which was thought to be a stroke or a migrane, (Stroke ruled out after ct and lp) I also have an overactive bladder which was treated with botox last July.
The Nuero has asked for an urgent brain and spine MRI and told me that with my symtoms and the way I am walking that he suspects I could have MS but did not mentioned anything else that could be wrong. He asked if I would consider spending a few days in hospital to get the tests done quicker, which I am considering. I feel trapped in my home as im not confident going out on my own as so unsteady. He prescribed Baclofen which I have been taking since Saturday.
My husband plus the rest of my family have been very good and so have my close friends, some of which are in fits of laughter when I cant think of words I want to say or look drunk when im walking. Even though they have all been very good they dont understand how I am feeling both physically and mentally.
I thought I would do a post on here as everyone seems so nice and once again I apologise if I have rambled on and for any spelling mistakes, but im sure you will understand.
Thank you for reading this.